From Tiffany Stanley for Washingtonian Magazine, an investigation into child sexual abuse within a 40-year-old, global evangelical ministry. A scandal ensued after former church members accused pastors of mishandling abuse reports involving congregation members, for decades. Photo of former Covenant Life Church member Pam Palmer and daughter Renee, by Kate Warren ...

From Kay Lie, for DVB Multimedia, an investigation of child labor in Myanmar (Burma). Lie and his Myanmar (Burmese) documentary crew found children as young as 9 pot-trap fishing, working in tea shops, motorbike shops, and factories – even carrying stones on construction sites – rather than going to school. It’s against the law, but commonplace. Many parents who are ...

From Khadija Sharife, an investigation by the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) published by the World Policy Journal and Financial Mail, of pharmaceutical companies’ secretive research and development costs. The conclusion: the extremely high costs of drugs developed in the United States and sold in Africa cannot be justified by the R&D costs. Instead drug companies use opaque intangible assets and ...

From Zoe Sullivan, for Al Jazeera America, there is no justice when illegal lenders prey on desperate Guatemalans to pay coyotes for passage to the United States. Every day, hundreds of Guatemalan migrants attempt to reach the United States with the help of a human smuggler or coyote. Research suggests that nearly 80% of those making this journey have taken ...

From Jeffrey Benzing of PublicSource, a two-part series on the failure to find killers plaguing Pittsburgh families and communities, and the stark division between the experience of black and white residents of the city. Photo credit: Ryan Loew/PublicSource     ...